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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I share my passion for making hand made greeting cards. So - why "Always with a Heart"? Well this is for two reasons. Firstly, it is because every card I produce carries a heart on it somewhere. This can be big and bold or small and almost hidden - the fun sometimes is just trying to find it! Secondly it is because I put my heart into everything I produce. I hope that any visitors enjoy seeing what I post. If you drop by then please leave me a comment so that I know you called. It would be nice to know that you have found my heart in what I do.

Monday, 18 June 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope Monday has been kind to you and that you have had a good day.

Most people see Monday as the worst day of the week .. .. but I actually love Mondays as it means I have a whole week to make a difference!!

Monday always feels like a "fresh start" day.

I can hear you saying "That's alright for you .. .. you work from home" .. .. but I used to be the same when I went out to work too .. .. .. much to the annoyance of people I worked alongside LOL!!!

Anyway .. .. here starts my 5 day week of wedding and anniversary cards.

This one was done at the crack of dawn and in the post mid morning!!

This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique "Valentine Bird Collection"
Sentiment:  Computer generated using font "Scriptina"
Spiderweb Netting
My Trusting Sewing Machine
Glamour Dust

The spiderweb netting was stitched over some gorgeous red pearl card .. .. but as usual the camera never wants to pick out the bits you particularly like does it.

So for saying I made my card so early you would have thought I could have posted early .. .. but no .. .. table plan planning and table numbers have been the order of the day ready for a happy couple coming tomorrow evening.

Plus a few things off the list today .. .. can't be bad!

Have a lovely evening everyone and I'll catch you at some stage tomorrow with number 2 of 5 in this little mini series.



M said...

This is brilliant - that image is gorgeous and I love the spiderweb netting - i've never seen it before but the effect is beautiful! M x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

OH lovely. The webbing sewn over your pearlised card is gorgeous Jules.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Sarn said...

I LOVE it. Such a great image.

I like your Monday philosophy . . . xxx

Carol said...

It's a gorgeous card Jules, love the image and the netting looks fab. Carol x

Debs M said...

love this, fab paper and so stylish and classy!!

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Gorgeous card,love the image and design :) x

angelwhispers said...

Jules this is wonderful and love the background! Love Chanelle xx

Anne said...

Stunning card Jules, really love the netting. Hugs x

Cynthia said...

Oooo, I love that spiderweb netting! It makes for very interesting and beautiful texture! Love the bird image too--what a sweet, funny expression he has!!

Lynne said...

Wow Jules, this is gorgeous. That spider web really sets off the red.
Thanks for comment on my blog. I was very restrained this time and the Cuttlebug stayed at home hee hee. Took some images to colour though ;)
Lynne xxx

Di said...

Flipping brilliant Jules - as ever. Snort, I also spotted the hearts right off :) Clever stuff with the overlay. Love, Di xx

Donna Mosley said...

A beautiful card Jules, love the image and gorgeous details. The netting looks fab.

Donna x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this card Jules unusual image

jacqui x

Roma said...

Aww wow this is such a gorgeous card!

I love the image and the font plus the touches of glamour dust x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Jules, the spiderweb netting is something l've never seen before and gives a fantastic effect to the card.

It's been a mad Monday for me today but still good, just tired now!

Hope you had a great weekend and that your week will be a good'un too.

Take are xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,love the image. I love Mondays too, always have... I love everyday of the

Nikbee said...

A fabulous card, Jules. I love the netting.
Nikki x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Jules - love that silver 'spider webbing' - thanks for sharing x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie wow this is stunning, just perfect huggles Pops x x x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Jules I really love the image, colours and such a lovely design.
Lorraine x

Gibmiss said...

Hi jules
Fabby card love the image .... And sentiment ..... I dont have much luck with printing downloads.... I dont know why i used to be ok? any tips .....
Hugs sylvie .....

Beryl said...

I haven't seen that spider web netting before. Looks amazing and I suppose stitiching the only effective way of attavhing it. It looks great over the dark bsckgroud. Beautiful card.
I never had a problem wih Mondays either - mind I did work shifts so ~Monday was never the first day of the week.
Plumber came tonight and spotted the problem striaght away. Cracked cistern. Yikes! That means the whole lot has to be replaced.On the upside - the kitchen ceiling is still there.
Beryl xx

Anonymous said...

beautiful anniversary card, love that sweet image with the hanging hearts!

Marie-Louise said...

What a fantastic card. Love the image and the great font.

chanya13 said...

This card is brilliant!!! Love the image and color combo. Beautiful!!!

Sarah said...

Hi Jules

Your card is fab as always! Lovely and clean looking!

Monday is usually the busiest day of my week as I work from home the same as you I have to get any orders taken in my Ebay store over the weekend wrapped up and posted. Then in the evening I go out to work at a Social Club which is a job I've done for the past 13 years since Sam was small.

I have to fit quite a lot into the day!

Sarah x

coops said...

so stunning jules.i love the birdie and really gorgeous design :D

xx coops xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Love the image and your design is great.
Lorraine x

brenda said...

That netting is so effective Jules, I actually thought it was all part of the DP design at first.

And your image is beautifully crisp and striking.

Hope your week continues in productive mode.

B x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

the spider web netting looks great, gorgeous card, great image. janex

Paper Hearts Handmade Cards said...

This is really lovely Jules , I love this image K x

Unknown said...

Hi Jules thank you so much for your lovely comments whilst I was away .
What fabulous creations you have been making, since my last visit, even your hubby has been busy baking , his bread looks fab ! .
I love the wedding cards you have made they are beautiful , infact all your cards are, this one is lovely too and the backing is fabulous great work Jules
Well done Hugs Elaine

Denise said...

Love this card - so elegant and what a gorgeous stamp.
Denise xx

XxJULESxX said...

Gorgeous Jules and the webbing looks fabulous!

Pauline said...

Great card Jules, love the image. It adds funky fun touch. Hugs, Pauline x

Grenouille Greetings said...

I love them all! But this one also really caught my eye on the way down. It's so crisp! Great background DP too! Hugs, Lesley

rosie said...

gorgeous. I love all the anniversary/wedding cards you have done. all are so perfect and professional x